Agastache foeniculum -Lavender Hyssop

A 2-4 ft. perennial with dense, terminal spikes of small, tubular, bright blue flowers. Leaves are opposite, oval, toothed and whitish beneath give off the scent of anise when bruised. The sturdy, erect blue giant-hyssop is of the most ornamental native mints.

The genus Agastache describes the flower clusters and is derived from two Greek words agan meaning much and stachys meaning ear of grain.

This beautiful, fragrant flower makes a wonderful addition to herb gardens, perennial borders, and wildflower areas. Place a pot of Agastache on porches and patios where its fragrance can be fully appreciated. Flowers are lavender to purple and completely edible.

Agastache needs a fertile, well-drained soil, and although it will tolerate light shade, it will do best with lots of sun. Sow seeds in spring after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed a bit. Cover with 1/8 inch of soil and water sparingly once established. This plant will do very well in a dry climate.

Agastache foeniculum -Lavender Hyssop

    

 

 

 

 

PLANT CHARACTERISTICS

Duration: Perennial

BLOOM INFORMATION

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug 

Native Habitat: Dry, open, semi-shaded areas; roadsides 

GROWING CONDITIONS

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, well-drained soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available 

BENEFIT

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Nectar Source: yes

PROPAGATION

Propagation Material: Clump Division , Seeds
Description: Very easy to start from seed. Divide plant in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Seed ripens in fall.
Commercially Avail: yes

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